Sunday, June 03, 2007

Never mind abortion, Scotland biggest problem is its dying population

Whether you're pro-abortion or anti-abortion, Cardinal Keith O'Brien has done a great service by opening up a debate on abortion in Scotland. All too often, decisions on social policy have been made with little or no debate.

The British are faintly embarrassed by religion. We like to think of ourselves as more enlightened than the Americans. We don't need to discuss the rights and wrongs of gay marriage or abortion, we're know better....or do we?

Many people are angry with Cardinal Keith O'Brien. He has clearly rocked the boat. But maybe he's onto something. Scotland's population is declining rapidly as a result of its plummeting birthrate. The way things are going, I wouldn't worry about Scottish this rate, there won't be any Scots left to celebrate it.